Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.
©2011 Mindy Kaling (P)2011 Random House
This book is like hanging out with Mindy for a few hours! I love being taken on a ride in her stream of thought! She's hilarious in all the best ways!
I had lots of laughs and smiles while listening to this book. I especially liked her thoughts on what she thinks are the funniest movie or TV comedy scenes of all times. It brought those funny moments back up for me and I had some good laughs!
I would definitely listen to it again, infact i already have. Kaling has written (hopefully her and not some ghost writer) her story beautifully with a theme of honesty that makes you want to hear more of what she has to say.
Obviously I was kidding in my subject line...but that's a bit how this book reads. In a heavily "male dominated" industry, Mindy expresses how she was still able to be successful just being herself. Through diets, friendships, and her career she always tried to stay true to herself. But it's not a "girl power" book either. It's very funny for male or female readers, and a great read by Mindy herself. She also has guest voices which make it even funnier. I'm a guy, and I would recommend it.
"Wonderful easy listen- like listening to a friend"
Hearing about Mindy's childhood and her early career.
I haven't listened to any of her other performances, but I have to say that I love her voice. It's very friendly, happy and so distinctive that I can still hear her narration, even after finishing the book.
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